Jurgen Klopp has revealed a great story from his Bundesliga days when he had just won the league with Dortmund.
“I was really wasted which may have been noticeable in some interviews.
“And I don’t remember much that makes any sense. I do remember one thing.
“I’m not sure if I ever told anyone. I actually woke up on a truck in the garage. All alone. I remember that, but I have no idea about the hours before that.
“I woke up, climbed out of the truck and found myself in a big factory hall. Then I walked across the yard and saw the silhouette of a man.
“So I whistled because I can whistle quite loudly and I noticed the silhouette slowed down a little.
“So I waited and saw Aki Watzke. So Aki and I were the only people on this huge yard.
“Aki held up an old Mercedes on the road, it was a Turkish fella in a station wagon. And Aki says ‘Take us to the Italian’. ‘No, I won’t drive you there’. So Aki reaches into his pocket, finds 200 euros and says ‘You will.’ He sees the money, ‘OK’.
“Aki sits in the front, I sit back. I kept slamming my head into the side, I was a little tired. And I kept hearing ‘cluck, cluck, cluck’.
“What’s going on here? I thought I dreamed it. But I didn’t. The trunk was full of chickens.”